13 episodes

A listening experience, with a load of trucker talk. Designed to keep truckers informed, and entertained, while they support the country, one trip at a time.

Get a Load of This Cameron Pechia, Ryan Young, Thomas Comstock

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A listening experience, with a load of trucker talk. Designed to keep truckers informed, and entertained, while they support the country, one trip at a time.

    Road to Success from the Mouth of a Trucker with John Marienau of Origin Transport

    Road to Success from the Mouth of a Trucker with John Marienau of Origin Transport

    In this episode of Get a Load of This podcast, Cameron Pechia, Thomas Comstock, and Ryan Young are joined by John Marienau, Managing Director of Origin Transport. John talks about his decade plus of trucking experience and navigating challenges to use them to excel in his company's growth and success. 

    Episode Highlights:

    What is John’s CB handle? (2:43)


    John discusses his background and motivation for starting his company. (6:12)


    John shares that his company’s biggest strength is that they embrace failure. (11:43)


    John explains how Origin Transport takes pleasure in their services. (18:48)


    If someone decides to acquire a vehicle, John advises them to plan realistically. (23:32)


    John discusses their objectives for 2022. (25:34)


    John explains what prompted them to alter their minds and focus on holistic growth. (31:43)


    John discusses their team culture and the development of their hiring process. (36:15)


    John mentions that the drivers have far more experience than he has. (47:42)


    John mentions that their major focus this year is process and procedure. (53:33)


    John discusses how his wife motivates him in his daily tasks. (1:00:05)


    John says that entrepreneurs, truck drivers, fleet managers, and owners shouldn't be afraid to put their heads down and try new things even if they don't work out at first. (1:02:32)



    Key Quotes:

    “For us, when people see an Origin truck, we want people to say Origin takes pride in what they do, and they care about what they do.” - John Marienau

    “Our biggest thing in Origins has been, how do we obtain awesome talent and make them a true part of the team and give them a life, and offer them what they need to have a great family life and financial life and security.” - John Marienau

    “Don't be scared to put your head down and fail. I mean, take the risk. Risk is a good thing, risk isn't a bad thing. And failure is a good thing. It's not a bad thing.” - John Marienau


    Resources Mentioned:


    John Marienau LinkedIn

    Origin Transport

    Cameron Pechia

    Thomas Comstock

    Ryan Young

    Valley Trucking Insurance

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Money Talks - Planning for Financial Success in the Trucking Industry with Erik Garcia

    Money Talks - Planning for Financial Success in the Trucking Industry with Erik Garcia

    In this episode of Get a Load of This podcast, Cameron Pechia, Thomas Comstock, and Ryan Young are joined by Erik Garcia, Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Owner of Garcia Financial Group and Host of the Stuff About Money They Didn’t Teach You In School podcast, to discuss using a AAA roadmap approach to financial freedom using your trucking revenue. 

    Episode Highlights:

    Erik introduces himself and explains that he is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). (04:09)


    Erik shares that “fiduciary” is a fancy word for "I have to provide my clients suggestions and guidance that are in their best interests." (04:20)


    Erik mentions that financial planning and advice are becoming an increasingly important element of his profession. (06:10)


    Erik thinks that running a business is similar to running a household. (12:02)


    Erik believes that just making a lot of money does not equate to financial success. Successful people turn their earnings into wealth. (18:18)


    Erik agrees that owners make money by increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of their businesses. (36:46)


    Erik loves writing and is a huge fan of technology and digital. (41:19)


    Erik advises one simple rule, which is not spending all of your income. (43:39)


    Erik believes that the greatest approach to begin financial planning is just to become conscious of how you spend your money. (48:39)


    Erik shares the importance of giving. (58:33)



    Key Quotes:

    “That's what planning is, we are saying hey, where do you want to go? Okay, why is it important for you to go there? And let's make sure we're on the right track to get there. And money is the vehicle that's going to get you there.” - Erik Garcia, CFP®

    “The key to building wealth is spending less than you make and saving as much as you can and not doing anything foolish with your money. No matter what income you make.” - Erik Garcia, CFP®

    “Owners make money by making the business more effective, more efficient. By planning,” - Erik Garcia, CFP®


    Resources Mentioned:


    Erik Garcia, CFP® - LinkedIn


    Garcia Financial Group 

    Stuff About Money They Didn’t Teach You In School

    Cameron Pechia

    Thomas Comstock

    Ryan Young

    Valley Trucking Insurance

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Safety Talk with Synergy Solutions

    Safety Talk with Synergy Solutions

    In this episode of Get a Load of This podcast, Jon Stanley and Johnny Mullins from Synergy Solutions educate us on how safety practices can influence the bottom line of motor carriers. Join us as we discuss these issues and how you can develop a safety program that increases your earning potential, saves you time, and saves lives.

    Episode Highlights:

    Jon and Johnny explain what they do at Synergy Solutions. (2:07) 

    Jon shares his background and answers his CB handle would e. (3:21)


    Johnny tells us about his background story and how he got into trucks. (7:41)


    Jon and Johnny talk more about how they cater and personalize their services to meet their clients' needs. (11:51)


    Jon talks about how they help clients advance in their safety program. (17:55)


    Johnny explains that they are a long-term partner company, and can always commit to clients if they need them. (21:06)


    Jon shares that the trucking industry has been changing for the better and more drivers are now being appreciated. (25:11)


    Jon talks about the idea of a captive group and how they struggle with their safety. (32:34)


    Jon shares about their new project called "Synergy Solution Safety Co-Op," which will cater to small trucking companies. (37:59)


    Johnny talks about how they build their standard operating process for safety. (41:19)


    Johnny and Jon explain how they conduct their risk assessment process. (45:24)


    Johnny shares some of the projects that they will be starting to roll out soon. (52:36)



    Key Quotes:

    "This company, we want them to be the best trucking company in the country. As far as safety, we want to be part of that journey." - Johnny Mullins

    "Your drivers are human beings, right? And they're just like our kids. And if we let our kids just run wild with no boundaries, and no guidelines, and no securement of expectations, your kids are going to struggle, they're going to struggle emotionally, mentally, physically, they will struggle." - Jon Stanley

    "If there's an opportunity to help somebody, we're gonna figure it out, and make sure that we can make it affordable for them to get the help they need." - Jon Stanley


    Resources Mentioned:


    Jon Stanley LinkedIn


    Johnny Mullins LinkedIn

    Synergy Solutions

    Cameron Pechia

    Thomas Comstock

    Ryan Young

    Valley Trucking Insurance

    • 58 min
    Abhishek Gupta - Improving Driver and Operational Safety Through Tech and AI with KeepTruckin

    Abhishek Gupta - Improving Driver and Operational Safety Through Tech and AI with KeepTruckin

    In this episode of Get a Load of This podcast, Cameron Pechia, and Ryan Young are joined by Abhishek Gupta. Abhishek is a Director of Product at KeepTruckin, leading their Safety, Compliance & Insurance products. KeepTruckin is a leading fleet management provider that recently launched a new AI dashcam, helping fleets reduce accidents by 30%.

    Episode Highlights:

    Abhishek tells us about KeepTruckin and what they do. (2:27)


    Abhishek shares what his CB handle would be if he had one. (5:48)


    Abhishek discusses the initiatives that will be rolling out that will be beneficial to KeepTruckin users. (7:33)


    Abhishek shares identifiers for an accident and what they do to increase safety for their users. (15:03)


    Abhishek explains that their company is backed with data and videos to study the reduced frequency of accidents for drivers. (19:21)


    Abhishek shares other things that his company does for drivers, customers, and other clients. (25:12) 

    Abhishek shares how they work in a preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance realm. (34:21)


    Abhishek explains that their products are very user-friendly and anyone can become familiarised with it in minutes. (38:55)


    Abhishek talks about some of the things that are coming up that customers should expect. (41:40)


    Abhishek shares a message that he would want to put on a billboard if given an opportunity. (46:59)


    Abhishek gives out some of the features that their dashcam product has to offer. (47:53)



    Key Quotes:

    "We're a strong believer in transparency, and making sure that there are open lines of communication between fleets and drivers, and trust." - Abhishek Gupta

    “We do work in a preventative maintenance into a predictive maintenance kind of realm where we collect data from these vehicles or codes and things like that, and then we can use that to help customers understand where these issues are going to be. So, we do have a pretty kind of robust offering there.” - Abhishek Gupta

    “I think we have a real kind of obligation to make them safer on the road with some of the products that we're making. And so, we are really sort of bullish on what we do in terms of the impact we can have with safety and really think that the work we do really matters." - Abhishek Gupta


    Resources Mentioned:

    Abhishek Gupta LinkedIn

    KeepTruckin

    Cameron Pechia

    Ryan Young

    Valley Trucking Insurance

    • 53 min
    Blythe Brumleve - Effective Marketing Strategies To Grow Your Business

    Blythe Brumleve - Effective Marketing Strategies To Grow Your Business

    In this episode of Get a Load of This podcast, Cameron Pechia, Thomas Comstock, and Ryan Young are joined by Marketing guru Blythe Brumleve. Blythe provides us valuable insight into the marketing world and what it means to motor carriers today. Join the conversation and learn how to grow your business more effectively.

    Episode Highlights:

    Blythe shares that if she had a CB handle she would use Jags Apologist. (1:53)


    Blythe shares her background story, how she started and what drove her towards the trucking industry. (4:17)


    Blythe gives her insight into the mistakes she made in the past and how others might avoid making the same mistakes. (7:57)


    Blythe shares techniques on how to use the correct platform to connect with your clients. (12:29)


    Blythe talks about her podcast, the Blythe Brumleve Digital Media Podcast. (20:57)


    Blythe explains the turnaround time she has with brand building for her clients. (25:22)


    Blythe shares her insights about drivers having the best advantage in social media content. (38:06)


    Blythe answers a question about clients that do not want to be on camera. (40:37)


    Blythe shares what clients can expect from her company, and what she can do to help her clients. (46:52)


    Blythe gives an idea of how much time and money a company can save by having her services. (51:32)


    Blythe shares more of the services she offers to clients, based on their specific needs. (56:53)


    Blythe ends the episode by giving a final message to all the listeners. (1:03:21) 



    Key Quotes:

    “99% of people aren't ready to make a purchase. It's the 1% of people that when they are ready to make that purchase, hopefully, they think of your brand first.” - Blythe Brumleve

    “And, I think a lot of companies out there already have some great stories. drivers within logistics, drivers have hands down the best social media. - Blythe Brumleve

    “If you want to start somewhere, start with simple social media clips with your subject matter experts.” - Blythe Brumleve


    Resources Mentioned:

    Blythe Brumleve LinkedIn

    Digital Dispatch

    Brumleve Brands

    Blythe Brumleve Digital Media Podcast

    Cameron Pechia

    Thomas Comstock

    Ryan Young

    Valley Trucking Insurance

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Anthony Petitte with TruckPark.com - A Solution for Secure Truck Parking is Here!

    Anthony Petitte with TruckPark.com - A Solution for Secure Truck Parking is Here!

    In this episode of Get a Load of This podcast, Cameron Pechia and Ryan Young are joined by Anthony Petitte, the CEO and Founder of Truck Park. Anthony discusses his company’s growing success in partnering with lot owners to provide safe and secure parking for your equipment and cargo! Anthony also talks about the Truck Park app, intended location growth, and the important necessity he and his company have provided for the industry.

    Episode Highlights:

    Anthony runs through the operation of his Truck Park. (4:17)


    Anthony shares his background and how he started his business. (10:01)


    Anthony talks about how he attracts new clients and truckers to his business. (18:47)


    Anthony shares his downfalls and what he learned from them in the process. (23:00)


    Anthony elaborates on his company’s core values and promises. (28:49)


    Anthony shares his principle of security and how it eases his clients minds. (31:59)


    Anthony says that he is open to having affiliate partners. (37:44)


    Anthony answers Cameron’s question about having electric parking. (39:48)


    Anthony shares his experiences when it comes to acquiring new locations. (44:40)


    Anthony answers Ryan’s question on what message would he put on a billboard. (48:07) 


    Key Quotes:

    “We're always focused on creating the best experience for every driver that sits in that truck and operates it.” - Anthony Petitte

    “I knew I was providing a service to the operator. Now it was my turn to turn around on the other side of the market, and bring the business to them.” - Anthony Petitte

    “Continue building up supply, continue growing, anywhere that driver is going to park because the drivers will come. They need parking, it's essential.” - Anthony Petitte


    Resources Mentioned:

    Anthony Petitte LinkedIn

    Truck Park

    Truck Park Android App

    Truck Park IOS App

    Cameron Pechia

    Ryan Young

    Valley Trucking Insurance

    • 52 min

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